Horizon City American Legion, Post 598

141 Elsworth Drive, Horizon City, TX 79928 915-852-4823

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Post 598 June Meetings

Posted by Teresa on June 2, 2017 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)


To the Post family:

Everyone Welcomed to all Meetings

We need your support and input!

This is your Post and your voice matters.

Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 7:00 PM

General Membership Meeting

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 7:00 PM


For God and Country

“The Can Do Post”

Planning a Special Occasion?

American Legion Hall, Post 598

(160 Person Capacity)

Available for Weddings, Birthdays,

Quinceaneras, Meetings, etc.

Kitchen Facility Available

We Offer Membership Discounts

Help spread the word!

Flag Day Celebration June 10, 2917

Posted by Teresa on May 31, 2017 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Planning Committee Minutes

Posted by Teresa on May 3, 2017 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Planning Committee Minutes

April 25, 2017

Meeting commenced at 7pm

In attendance: Judy, Joseph, Patrick, Justine, Mike, Clay, Eva, Steve


Good Friday went well for Auxiliary. They served 30 plates and collected $180.00.


Legion is selling tickets $10 for two people to the Comedy Club, April 30. All proceeds will be to Legion and will help purchase fireworks for 4th of July and other needed items.

Benefit Run for Fallen Border Patrol Agent Joe Barraza on 4/29. Post 598 will be their last stop. They are bringing in their own cook.

April 1 – Pool tournament between 598 and Tiguar VFW post – has been postponed.

Spring Convention was April 8-9 at Post 58 – attend were Shadow, Clay, Beto.

April 15 – Saturday before Easter Sunday – Bar sponsored the annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt with candy, drinks, etc inside the eggs. Sandwiches and finger foods were provided. Event started at 6pm.


May 6 is the Chili Cook-off – Legion Function We now have the judges for the event: Cindy, Cecily, Eva, Shadow, Ruben, Debbie, Clay, Joseph, Justine and Patrick. There will be a $2.00 fee for tasting. Trophies have been purchased. Judging will commence at 2pm. Cheese and crackers will be provided for the judges – Beto will donate cheese and Eva will donate crackers. This event will be posted at all relevant Horizon web sites.

May 29 – Memorial Day –Speakers will be from SALS and Auxiliary. All entities are to provide Commander with any members who have passed in the last year. Services will start at the Memorial Wall at 6pm. This will be a pot luck, asking attendees to bring a dish. Food will be available in back hall and a movies provided by this Chairman will be shown that she highly recommended as a thought provoking patriotic movie. Members are encouraged to view this movie and have a bite to eat.

June 10 – Flag Day ceremonies have been changed to the Saturday before Flag Day – Rider/SALS/Legion function Ceremonies will commence at 5pm. Hot dogs and hamburgers will be served and attendees are asked to bring a side dish. It was decided that this event will be free to all. This event will be open to public and will be posted at all Horizon web sites. Sodas will be available at $1.00 for first soda and refills free OR we will get cans of soda which will be sold for $1.00 each. Commander will get with Bar Manager as to how sodas will be sold.

July 4 – Independence Day – This will be a community event. Flyers will be prepared and handed out to businesses. There will be a posting on all Horizon web sites. We will ask that Walgreens and Vista put this on their reader boards. There will be food booths and arts & crafts booths that can be reserved at $10 per table. Clay will provide music and fireworks if not banned. Clay will find out about special events permit. It was decided that Sam should reserve two jumping balloons. We may possibly have door prizes and one of the members said we could have Channel 9 put this in their community events. We have not established at beginning time for this event. Lower parking lot must be cleared for parking. Deadline for reserving tables for arts & crafts is June 21. Everything open to public.

September 4 – Labor Day – Starting 9/1 to 9/4 – All member Legion camping trip to within 10 miles of Cloudcroft. Directions will be provided. A reservation has been made for $295 for at least 30 people. There is room for a lot more. Area has restrooms and probably picnic tables and lots of room to camp. – $10 per adult, children 12 and under are free. Next meeting we will discuss the menu and campers will bring their own food (if menu is ribs on Saturday – everyone will bring their own ribs and we will cook together. Bring RV’s, tents, blanket roll and sleep by fire. Good fun! We will decide on somethings we can do as a group and individually in future meetings.

September 9– USO Run starting at 10am at Harley Davidson parking lot. 598 will be the final stop. Eva will bar tend in back hall so we don’t need another bar tender. Food will be served.

October – mid October there will be a community cat fish fry

Our next meeting will be May 23 at 7:00pm.

There being no other business to come before the meeting we adjourned at 8:02 pm.

Note: Sam to reserve jumping balloons

Clay to get special permit for 4th of July

Assure set up of movie for Memorial Day

Assure speakers are ready to speak on Memorial Day

Appoint someone to go to Walgreens and Vista for Flag Day and 4th of July information for reader board and to post info on What’s Up Horizon and any other web site.

Georgia – phone calls coming in for 4th of July booths and collecting $10 fee

Decision on how to dispense sodas on Flag Day

Respectfully submitted

Judy Burrows

Planning Committee Chairman



Post 598: Sweepstakes are back!

Posted by Teresa on March 9, 2017 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Post 598

Sweepstakes Machines Are Up and Running!

C’mon Down!

American Legion Post 598: 2017 Membership Card

Posted by Teresa on September 16, 2016 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s that time of the year!

Renew your dues for 2017 Membership Card.

Let’s make it our Post goal to get 100% renewals and also recruit new members by 10%.

Help spread the word.

For your convenience, you can also renew membership on line @:



General: $40.00

Auxiliary: $26.00

SAL’s: $20.00

Riders: $40.00 per Couple, Single: $30.00

Jr. Auxiliary: $3.00

Post 598 Donation Request

Posted by Teresa on August 11, 2016 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

American Legion Post 598 Legionnaires, Auxiliary members, Sons of The American Legion, and Legion Riders, family and friends, the post is experiencing financial difficulties and is in dire need of your support. At the present time the revenue generated at the bar is not sufficient to meet all of the expenses generated by the post. We had a special meeting on August 9, 2016 to discuss this issue, along with other items, and on how to make the post great again. A lot of great ideas were brought to the table and a few that will not sit well with some members. But the intent is to ensure the post gets past these difficult times and become, once again, prosperous. Until then, bills and other expenses have to be paid.


As of August 9, 2016 the available balance on the bar account is $467.88. Pending bills: Electricity $888.75 (past due), El Paso Disposal $124.39, Horizon Regional MUD $195.89, DirecTV $126.47. These are the most costly of utility bills. The monthly Mixed Beverage tax will be due in a week, and that averages about $600.


I am asking, if you can, to make a monetary donation to cover some of these expenses. This is only a temporarily fix until such time the bar becomes profitable again. Please include your name, or anonymous, along with the amount so that it can be publicly published in a format visible for all to monitor.


I know that money issues can be quite controversial but I hope that everyone will understand.





Jesus Velasco


Finance Officer


Rental Hall

Posted by Teresa on June 29, 2016 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Planning a Special Occasion?

American Legion Hall, Post 598

Available for Weddings, Birthdays,

Quinceaneras, Meetings, etc.

Capacity 160 Persons

Kitchen Facility Available

For Details, Prices & Available Dates call:

Lupe Morales 760-583-4108

We Offer Membership Discounts

Coming Soon: Dart Tournament

Posted by Teresa on March 10, 2016 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Thursday Nights: Pool Tournament

Posted by Teresa on March 10, 2016 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Friday Nights: Texas Hold 'em

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Post 598: Queen of Hearts Fundraiser

Posted by Teresa on February 7, 2015 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Queen of Hearts

The object of this game is to find the Queen of Hearts

A regulation deck of 52 playing cards + 2 Jokers shall be used (54 total)

The cards will be randomly placed face down on a board. If your name is drawn, you will choose an available card. If you find the Queen of Hearts, YOU WIN!!! It’s that easy.

This is a weekly progressive raffle. You participate by buying a ticket(s) at the bar. The tickets are $1.00 each and you can buy as many tickets as you like. A ticket will be drawn every Friday evening, at 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00. If your ticket is drawn, you pick an available card on the board. If you do not find the Queen of Hearts, your card goes back on the board in the place it was picked, FACE UP, so that it will not be picked again.

The ticket holder who finds the Queen of Hearts is the Grand Winner and is paid 75% of the pot! 25% goes back to the Post.

YOU NEED TO BE PRESENT TO WIN. If you are not present, you will not have the chance to draw a card if your name is pulled. Remember that there is a new drawing every week. This means that the non-winning tickets are discarded each Friday and you must purchase new tickets for the next drawing. If there is no winner, the pot grows bigger and the chance of finding the Queen of Hearts increases.



Corrected street address

Posted by Scott & Rebekah Hilgenberg on September 18, 2013 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (1)

The corrected street address for the American Legion is now 141 Elsworth Drive, Horizon City, Texas 79928. This was done in order to bring our actual physical location (since we haven't actually been on Horizon Blvd in years) in-line with mapping services, the post office and to make it easier for new members and guests to find us.

Veterans Serve Veterans on Thanksgiving

Posted by Teresa on November 29, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

About 160 Soldiers of Task Force Guardian, Indiana National Guard, gathered at the American Legion Post 598 in Horizon City, Texas, Thanksgiving Day for feasting, football and fun.

Post 598 - Memorial Walkway Bricks

Posted by Teresa on September 17, 2012 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (0)

New Training Program for Unemployed Veterans

Posted by Teresa on May 19, 2012 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

"Vets Helping Vets - Building Partnerships for Success!"

The Congress recently passed a bill that provides new training opportunities for unemployed veterans - the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. The President signed the bill quickly and the details of the program have now been issued.

The program will begin on July 1 and benefits will be for 12 months to retrain unemployed veterans from 35 - 60 years of age. The program will be limited to 45,000 participants from July 1, 2012 through March 31, 2014.

There are eligibility requirements and veterans must enroll on-line. To see the details of the program, please use the link: http://www.gibill.va.gov/

This is an important opportunity for unemployed veterans to be able to receive a stipend while they are involved in a retraining program and be able to survive when unemployment benefits dry up and to better position them for future employment by obtaining new skills.

Please pass this information on to those folks in your own circle of influence and help support unemployed veterans.

H. W. "Bill" Sparks

President and Executive Director

Veterans Business Association

Veterans Business Resource Center


El Paso Texas USA ... Home of the Amigo Man!

(915) 629-2052


Posted by Teresa on December 11, 2011 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)


 Department Baseball Chairmen,

 Greetings - With the ever increasing use of the internet and the tough economic times, especially at Christmas, the Scammers are out in full force.  It has been brought to our attention that there is an individual(s) out of Punta Gorda, FL soliciting funds to sponsor an American Legion elite/all-star baseball team to travel to France and play.  They promise gift cards in exchange for donations.  We do not endorse nor have we authorized such an arrangement.  It is unfortunate that scammers have invaded the tradition-rich program that veterans such as yourself have built.  I would ask that you notify your posts, team managers, and any others of this scam.  I would suggest that you stay vigilant during this time year against possible scams and pass the word.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

I hope you and your families have a blessed holiday season.      

Steve Cloud

National Assistant Program Coordinator

American Legion Baseball

P. O. Box 1055

Indianapolis, IN 46206

317-630-1213       - office

317-428-8165       - cell

317-630-1369 - fax




Advisory from National Guard Bureau (NGB)

Posted by Teresa on April 14, 2011 at 11:49 PM Comments comments (0)

Advisory from National Guard Bureau (NGB)  

An organization called Veterans Affairs Services (VAS) is providing benefit and general information on VA and gathering personal information on veterans.This organization is not affiliated with VA in any way. Websites with the name "VA services" immediately after the "http://www" ARE NOT part ofthe Department of Veterans Affairs; the real VA website ends in ".gov". If approached or called, do not offer them any information concerning yourself or data on other veterans. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not randomly call veterans, nor does it ask veterans for information which it does not already have. If you have not dealt with the VA previously and in person, then you receive a call from someone saying they are with the VA or something similar sounding, hang up the phone. Do not respond to emails which suggest that they are from the VA. The VA never conducts official business nor asks for personal information by email.  VAS may be gaining access to military personnel through their close resemblance to the VA name and seal. NGB Legal Counsel has requested that the NGB Provost Marshal Office coordinate with DoD to inform military installations, particularly mobilization sites, of this group and their lack of affiliation or endorsement by VA to provide any services.  The non VA web-site is http://www.vaservices.org/ / REMEMBER: This is not a VA sponsored website. Please have your veterans contact the VA for any VA services they may need... The valid VeteransAdministration website http://www.va.gov/  

Thank you!

 Bobbie Krynicki, ctrFamily Program 574-229-2326

BEWARE!! Fraudulent Veterans Charity

Posted by Thom Skelley on July 29, 2010 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)


From: Jason Cain [mailto:[email protected]]

Sent: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 11:10 AM

To: Gaytan, Peter S.

Subject: FYI...The United States Fallen Heroes Foundation

This group, The United States Fallen Hero Foundation, is a complete fraud. They've been using the families of our fallen brothers and sisters to raise money for a phony Memorial that was to be built in Texas. The PR firm they hired approached me to set up a meeting with me and Jan to get our advice on building a National Memorial, but things seemed fishy from the start. The PR firm later became suspicious of the founders activities and came back to me again for advice on how to proceed. We notified the Texas Attorney General and the FBI, but did not want to go public until we were sure. They have contacted thousands of families who have gotten very excited about this project and we didn't want to risk hurting them until we were positive this guy was a dirt bag. Well, the Attorney General's subpoena tipped of a Dallas TV reporter and he asked to have an exclusive. His story aired last night. I'm not sure if you guys want to do anything to actively warn people, but I just wanted to let you know about it. His website is still up and he's still raising money. He's claimed to have raised over $2 million.

  http://www.wfaa.com/news/investigates/Unanswered-questions-about-plans-for-military-memorial-99437514.html  Here is the Story.  Click on the link.


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